Video Art, Music and Scene Culture of the 1980s

Heinz Nigg (Ed.)

2017, 30 mins, available through
A compilation of art, music, and scene videos from the Stadt in Bewegung video archive. The videos were created by artists, who in the 1980s engaged with topics of urban landscapes and scene culture in different locations through art, happenings, music, poetry, experimental film, or comics.

Videos in full length or in excerpts:
00:00: Start. 00:23: Jumps (Jürg Egli, New York 1981), 05:01: Fire and Ice (Tom Skapoda and Video-Stadt, Bern 1985), 07:02: Do You Think about Harry? (Tom Skapoda and Video-Stadt, Bern 1986), 10:58: Diary (YACH, New York 1986), 15:28: Viewers of Optics (Alexander Hahn, New York 1987), 20:55: Moonshine Baby (Andrea Caprez, Pierre Mennel, Baby Jail, and Videowerkstatt in cooperation with Videoladen, Zurich 1988), 23:30: Tiny People (Andrea Caprez, Manù Hophan, and Videoladen, Zurich 1988), 27:25: Le jour se lève (Pierre Mennel and Videowerkstatt, Zurich 1992).